Polyface-quality eggs in the Bay Area?
February 21, 2011 4:17 AM Subscribe
In The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan pays a visit to Polyface Farms, where he discovers chicken eggs of an unusual consistency. Please help me find similar eggs in the Bay Area, if they exist!
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A few choice quotes about the eggs:
"When [Salatin] first began selling eggs to chefs, he'd crack one right into the palm of his hand, and then flip the yolk back and forth from one hand to another..."
"The yolks were a gorgeous carroty shade of orange and they did seem to possess an unusual integrity..."
I've been looking for eggs with this sort of firmness and color for quite some time, but so far, none of the grocery store or farmer's market varieties have had these qualities. Do they even exist, outside of super-specialized farms like Polyface? Have you seen any eggs like this in the wild? Or was Salatin, perhaps, exaggerating in his yolk story?